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I wonder how long it will take to climb 120,000+ ft ?
Gulp !
dunx

The balloon will ascend at about 1,000 meters per minute. At some points, its ascent could be as fast as 1,400 feet per minute. Upon reaching about 100,000 feet, however, it will likely slow to roughly 750 feet per minute until it levels off at approximately 120,000 feet above sea level thumb.gif
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post #42 of 401
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I wonder how long it will take to climb 120,000+ ft ?
Gulp !
dunx

2.5 hours. But only 10 minutes to descend haha.

he should break the speed of sound (at 120,000 ft) in the first 35 seconds though. If he does it at all.
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They are showing it live on the discovery channel right now, but then they cut to myth busters reruns. Looks like they will go live when the action begins.
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Pushed back another half hour. This means he won't jump till 6pm my local time at the earliest. So i can get home and watch it there.
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Stupid weather
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Now the live feed wont load for me! UGGG
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Ah makes sense then...Curious...if you were to freefall from above the earth atmosphere would it be like hitting a solid brickwall and/or would you burnup? I would imagine his bones must be crushed in the process...

I don't know, but the Space Shuttle needs very special plating for re-entry to protect the already special material of the hull.  It's said that the true edge of space is at 62 miles up (327,360 feet), but he's only going to be about 22.72 miles up.  I'm assuming that this height might be some kind of safety limit because I'm wondering why he's not just going for a nice round number like 25 or 30 miles.  So the only answer I can come up with is maybe 120,000 feet (divide it by 5,280) is just about the limit as far as safety is concerned.

Yeah, those ceramic plates take quite a beating when re-entering the earth's atmosphere...Though, 37km is still pretty high up.
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No source is loading for me...

Youtube? Working fine for me as of now.
Yeah, youtube works here as well...Since the launch is delayed it's just background noise atm ;p
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Ah makes sense then...Curious...if you were to freefall from above the earth atmosphere would it be like hitting a solid brickwall and/or would you burnup? I would imagine his bones must be crushed in the process...


IMO, his body (or his suit if he wears one) will be stretched like rope, or rubber band.. I really don't know any damn thing about aerodynamics though.
hehe that's okay ;p...I would have thought it would be very hard for an individual person to be find it very hard to break through the earth's atmosphere.
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Is the feed down for everyone or just me?
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Try this one it worked for me before youtube,

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live

Youtube works just fine...There is not much happening,really.See if you have javascript enabled.
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must have an insane parachute to slow him down at those speeds, I'd be worried about the cables ripping to shreds, or the chute tearing.

I'd imagine the friction of the air would decrease his terminal velocity as he descends through the more dense atmosphere to a similar speed as a typical skydiver, but that's just an assumption.
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Yeah, those ceramic plates take quite a beating when re-entering the earth's atmosphere...Though, 37km is still pretty high up.
Yeah, youtube works here as well...Since the launch is delayed it's just background noise atm ;p
hehe that's okay ;p...I would have thought it would be very hard for an individual person to be find it very hard to break through the earth's atmosphere.
Youtube works just fine...There is not much happening,really.See if you have javascript enabled.

Yeah, as I said, it works fine when I opened the actual video page. Alas, not much is happening indeed...
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I'd imagine the friction of the air would decrease his terminal velocity as he descends through the more dense atmosphere to a similar speed as a typical skydiver, but that's just an assumption.

Yeah when he gets into the traditional skydiving altitudes he can use his body to slow him down before the parachute. He's an incredibly experienced skydiver by all accounts so he knows what he's doing with that respect.

I think he also has a parachute that can be used to right himself if he starts spinning though. But i can't remember where i read that.

nice avatar btw.
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